Lawrence Joseph


Tinnelly Professor of Law

St. John's University Law School

Lawrence Joseph has studied English Literature at the University of Michigan and the University of Cambridge, and law at the University of Michigan Law School. He is  the author of five books of poetry, most recently Into It and Codes, Precepts, Biases, and Taboos: Poems 1973–1993 (which includes his first three books, Shouting at No One, Curriculum Vitae, and Before Our Eyes), published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He is also the author of two books of prose, Lawyerland, also published by FSG, and The Game Changed: Essays and Other Prose, published by the University of Michigan Press in its Poets on Poetry Series. His poems, essays and criticism have appeared in both national and international magazine and journals, and, widely anthologized, have been translated into several languages. Among his awards are two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. A lawyer and law professor for almost forty years, he is Tinnelly Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law, and has also taught in the Program in Creative Writing at Princeton. He lives in New York City.